Unaffected Arm Muscle Hypercatabolism in Dysphagic Subacute Stroke Patients: The Effects of Essential Amino Acid Supplementation

@inproceedings{Aquilani2014UnaffectedAM,
  title={Unaffected Arm Muscle Hypercatabolism in Dysphagic Subacute Stroke Patients: The Effects of Essential Amino Acid Supplementation},
  author={Roberto Aquilani and Mirella Boselli and Giuseppe D'Antona and Paola Baiardi and Federica Boschi and Simona Viglio and Paolo Iadarola and Evasio Pasini and Annalisa Barbieri and Maurizia Dossena and Andria Innocenza Bongiorno and Manuela Verri},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
  year={2014}
}
Alterations in muscle protein turnover of the unaffected side of stroke patients could contribute to physical disability. We investigated whether hypercatabolic activity occurred in unaffected arm muscle and whether supplemented essential amino acids (EAAs) could limit muscle hypercatabolism (MH). Thirty-eight dysphagic subacute stroke subjects (<3 months after acute event) (29 males+9 females; 69.7±11.4 yrs) were enrolled and randomized to receive 8 g/day EAAs (n=19; EAA group) or isocaloric… CONTINUE READING